Grateful Dead Hour no. 1608

July 14th, 2019

Week of July 15, 2019

Part 1 29:32
Grateful Dead, Aoxomoxoa (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (Rhino)
NEW POTATO CABOOSE (1/24/69)
Dead & Company 6/15/19 Wrigley Field, Chicago
SCARLET BEGONIAS

Part 2 25:17
Grateful Dead 3/22/87 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA
EL PASO
WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE
CASSIDY
DEAL

Disc 2 of the Aoxomoxoa remaster is an amazing collection of intense performances from January 24-26, 1969 at the Avalon Ballroom. A terrific package in every way. I love being able to compare the two mixes of the album.

Dead & Company live concert recordings are available in a variety of formats from livedead.co

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. SoulShine will play a special Allman Brothers edition of DeadCenter at Garcia’s on Wednesday, July 24. And on Jerry’s birthday Thursday, August 1, Garcia’s will have live music by The Garcia Project and a Gallery Experience of Jerry Garcia’s Art Collection by StraxArt with Augmented Reality. California’s Howlin Rain play their swampy rock ‘n’ roll with Garcia Peoples and Wet Tuna featuring Matt Valentine on Tuesday, August 6.  Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1607

July 7th, 2019

Week of July 8, 2019

Part 1 21:57
Dead & Company 6/7/19 The Gorge, George WA
HERE COMES SUNSHINE
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 11 (11/11/93)
DEAL

Part 2 33:40
Grateful Dead 3/22/87 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA
HELL IN A BUCKET->
SUGAREE
IT’S ALL OVER NOW
WEST LA FADEAWAY

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On July 20th it’s Almost Queen, A Tribute to Queen, with Black Dog’s tribute to Zeppelin. The Flaming Lips co-headline with The Claypool Lennon Delirium on July 30. Deadheads can celebrate Jerry’s birthday on Thursday, August 1 at Garcia’s with The Garcia Project and a Gallery Experience of Jerry Garcia’s Art by StraxArt with Augmented Reality – one of the largest public exhibits of Jerry Garcia artworks ever assembled. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1606

June 30th, 2019

Week of July 1, 2019

Part 1 23:37
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 11 (11/11/93)
DON’T LET GO
Dead & Company 6/14/19 Wrigley Field, Chicago IL
TO LAY ME DOWN

Part 2 32:04
Dead & Company 6/14/19 Wrigley Field, Chicago IL
BIRD SONG->
JACK STRAW

Grateful Dead, Aoxomoxoa: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Rhino)
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER (1971 remix)

I was in Chicago for the two Dead & Company shows this summer, and I was blown away by both! The set lists were very much to my liking – and even more important, the playing was amazing! Every song had great singing and playing, lots of musical conversation (especially between John Mayer and Jeff Chimenti!) in the solos and jams.

“To Lay Me Down” is extra special because Mayer played steel guitar on it (and I’m pretty sure this was the first Dead & Company performance of the Hunter-Garcia classic); this “Bird Song” had a whole ‘nother jam at the end, followed by a second reprise and the segue into “Jack Straw.”

Also of note is the wonderful new 50th anniversary edition of Aoxomoxoa. We’ll be exploring the two mixes of the album in the weeks to come, and also sampling the spectacular January 1969 live tracks that make up disc 2.

Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On July 20th, it’s Almost Queen, A Tribute to QUEEN w/ Black Dog, a tribute to Zeppelin. The Flaming Lips co-headline with The Claypool Lennon Delirium featuring Sean Lennon and Les Claypool on Tuesday, July 30. Deadheads celebrate Jerry’s birthday on Thursday, August 1 at Garcia’s with live music by The Garcia Project and a Gallery Experience of Jerry Garcia’s Art Collection by StraxArt with Augmented Reality. Iconic blues rockers Hot Tuna play electric on Thursday, August 15. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1605

June 23rd, 2019

Week of June 24, 2019

Part 1 39:09
Dead & Company 6/1/19 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER
THE OTHER ONE

Part 2 15:22
Dead & Company 6/1/19 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA
MORNING DEW

Dead & Company live shows are available for download in a variety of formats from livedead.co

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour through July 6. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour through July 6.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Red Grenadine plays blues and rock with special guests The Horn Dogs at Garcia’s on Saturday, June 29. The Felice Brothers blend folk, Americana, and revivalist roots-rock at Garcia’s on Friday, July 5. The Flaming Lips co-headline a show with The Claypool Lennon Delirium on Tuesday, July 30. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1604

June 16th, 2019

Week of June 17, 2019

Part 1 29:58
Grateful Dead 12/29/68 Miami Pop Festival, Hallandale FL
DARK STAR->
ST STEPHEN->
THE ELEVEN->
DRUMS

Part 2 25:23
Grateful Dead 12/29/68 Miami Pop Festival, Hallandale FL
DRUMS ->
THE OTHER ONE->
CRYPTICAL ENVELOPMENT->
I BID YOU GOOD NIGHT

Grateful Dead (rehearsal) 7/12/76 Orpheum Theater, San Francisco
THEY LOVE EACH OTHER

A somewhat gritty recording of a very powerful performance! Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Felice Brothers play Garcia’s on Friday, July 5. Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience, along with Black Dog, proudly paying tribute to the mighty Led Zeppelin, on Saturday, July 20. The Flaming Lips co-headline with The Claypool Lennon Delirium  on Tuesday, July 30, and on August 15 it’s electric Hot Tuna with the David Bromberg Quintet. Deadheads can get their mid-week Grateful Dead fix at Garcia’s every Wednesday night at DeadCenter. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1603

June 9th, 2019

Week of June 10, 2019

Part 1 28:39
Dead & Company 5/31/19 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA
PLAYING IN THE BAND
EYES OF THE WORLD

Part 2 26:58
Grateful Dead 5/12/91 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA
HIGH TIME
BLACK THROATED WIND
DEAL

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible this week by:

Steal Your Cruise, a five-day Royal Caribbean adventure hosted by Unlimited Devotion, with special guest David Gans. Steal Your Cruise sails out of Ft Lauderdale November 21-25. Live music and special activities every day! Information and reservations at stealyourcruise.com

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour through July 6. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour through July 6.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Kruangbin’s blend of soul, surf, and 60s Thai funk comes to The Cap with bassist Karina Rykman of Marco Benevento’s band on Wednesday, June 19. Almost Queen and Black Dog salute tribute Queen and Led Zeppelin on July 20. The Flaming Lips co-headline with The Claypool Lennon Delirium on Tuesday, July 30, Deadheads can get their mid-week Grateful Dead fix at Garcia’s every Wednesday night at DeadCenter. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

New album: HOME SWEET HOME

June 6th, 2019

David Gans, Home Sweet Home – Solo loop improvisations, Spring 2019

Available only on Bandcamp – free, or pay what you want.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1602

June 2nd, 2019

Week of June 3, 2019

Part 1 26:05
Jerry Garcia Band, Let It Rock (Rhino)
SUGAREE
Rich Mahan, Hot Chicken Wisdom (Snortin’ Horse Records)
LOOSE LUCY
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman, So What (Acoustic Disc)
SO WHAT (take 1, 12/6/90)

Part 2 29:50
Grateful Dead 5/12/91 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA
PICASSO MOON
ALTHEA
CC RIDER->
IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY
EL PASO

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Pasta Jay’s in Boulder, Colorado. Pasta Jay’s has been a gathering place for Deadheads in Colorado for more than 30 years, and it’s walking distance from Folsom Field! Pasta Jay’s, 1001 Pearl Street in Boulder.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Phil Lesh & Friends June 11 and 12, with Jorma Kaukonen, Grahame Lesh, John Molo & Rob Barraco. Thai rock and funk trio Khruangbin play their dreamy psychedelic music on Wednesday, June 19. On Saturday, July 20, it’s  Almost Queen, A Tribute to QUEEN w/ Black Dog, a tribute to Led Zeppelin. Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1601

May 26th, 2019

Week of May 27, 2019

Part 1 35:42
Dead & Company 6/1/18 BB&T Pavilion, Camden NJ
DARK STAR->
ST. STEPHEN

Part 2 19:18
The Barton Hills Choir, Dead Songs vol 2
EYES OF THE WORLD
Jerry Garcia Band, Electric on the Eel
THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO

On June 15, The Barton Hills Choir will perform with Rock and Roll Playhouse at Gallagher Way Chicago, 3637 N Clark St., Chicago. It’s a FREE, all-ages show, and it’s right next door to Wrigley Field!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 31 to July 6. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Memorial Day Weekend feels like the real start of summer with The String Cheese Incident on May 25, 26, and 27. Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Jorma Kaukonen will play The Cap on June 11 and 12. And on Thursday, August 15, Jorma returns with Hot Tuna Electric and openers the David Bromberg Quintet. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s, The Capitol Theatre’s venue-within-a-venue. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Pasta Jay’s in Boulder, Colorado. Pasta Jay’s has been a gathering place for Deadheads in Colorado for more than 30 years, and it’s walking distance from Folsom Field! Pasta Jay’s, 1001 Pearl Street in Boulder.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1600

May 25th, 2019

Week of May 20, 2019

Part 1 38:23
Grateful Dead 12/28/81 Oakland Auditorium
DRUMS->
SPACE->
THE OTHER ONE->
STELLA BLUE->
AROUND AND AROUND->
GOOD LOVIN’

Part 2 15:55
Grateful Dead 12/28/81 Oakland Auditorium
US BLUES
Joe Craven and the Sometimers 3/2/19 KPFA Performance Studio, Berkeley CA
CRAZY FINGERS

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The String Cheese Incident hit the Cap May 25, 26, and 27. Keller Williams plays two intimate shows at Garcia’s May 30 and 31. And then founding Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh returns after with Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and a group of great friends on June 11 and 12. Every Wednesday is DeadCenter at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Airshow Mastering, putting the finishing touches on new and classic music, including recent releases by the Grateful Dead, Mandolin Orange, Robben Ford and Bill Evans, Fragile Thunder, and Victor Krummenacher.

Gans on tour this week

May 12th, 2019

North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia!

  • Tuesday, May 14, 7:30pm: The Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh NC, opening for The Sweet Lilies
  • Wednesday, May 15: Charleston Pour House, 1977 May Bank Hwy, Charleston SC. With Reckoning and Tenth Mountain Division. Advance tickets here
  • Thursday, May 16: Smokey Joe’s Cafe, 510 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte NC
  • Friday, May 17: MadLife Stage & Studios, Woodstock GA with Frankly Scarlet
  • Saturday, May 18: Local Motive Brewing Company, 123 N Dargan St, Florence SC
  • Sunday, May 19, 12:30-3:30pm: Wicked Weed Brewing Co., Asheville NC. Free show!
  • And Illinois in June!

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1599

    May 12th, 2019

    Week of May 13, 2019

    Part 1 28:26
    Grateful Dead 12/28/81 Oakland Auditorium
    CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
    I KNOW YOU RIDER
    MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER
    SHIP OF FOOLS

    Part 2 27:34
    Grateful Dead 12/28/81 Oakland Auditorium
    EYES OF THE WORLD->
    PIANO SOLO->
    DRUMS

    Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings (Rhino)
    BLACK THROATED WIND (5/19/74)

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

    Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 31 to July 6. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour May 31 to July 6.

    The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Dark Star Orchestra returns to The Cap May 17 and 18, encapsulating the energy and experience of the Dead at one of Jerry Garcia’s favorite venues! String Cheese Incident plays The Cap over Memorial Day Weekend, And founding Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh joins forces with Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and some special friends on June 11 and 12. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1598

    May 5th, 2019

    Week of May 6, 2019

    Part 1 37:39
    Grateful Dead 4/17/82 Civic Center, Hartford CT
    UNCLE JOHN’S BAND->
    NOT FADE AWAY->
    WHARF RAT->
    AROUND AND AROUND->
    ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT

    Part 2 18:01
    Grateful Dead 4/17/82 Civic Center, Hartford CT
    IT’S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE
    Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (Rhino)
    TENNESSEE JED (4/8/72)

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

    The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On Wednesday, May 15, legendary broadcaster Larry King will recount some of the biggest stories and interviews of his career in conversation with Capitol Theatre owner Peter Shapiro. Dark Star Orchestra brings the Grateful Dead concert experience to The Cap on May 17 and 18. Keller Williams brings his carefree and creative spirit to Garcia’s for two intimate shows May 30 and 31. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Airshow Mastering, putting the finishing touches on new and classic music, including recent releases by the Grateful Dead, Mandolin Orange, Robben Ford and Bill Evans, Keller Williams, Fragile Thunder, and Victor Krummenacher.

    Steal Your Cruise, a five-day Royal Caribbean adventure hosted by Unlimited Devotion, with special guest David Gans. Steal Your Cruise sails out of Ft Lauderdale November 21-25. Live music and special activities every day! Information and reservations at stealyourcruise.com

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1597

    April 28th, 2019

    Week of April 29, 2019

    Part 1 24:30
    Grateful Dead 4/17/82 Civic Center, Hartford CT
    SPANISH JAM->
    DRUMS->
    SPACE

    Part 2 31:11
    Bruce Hornsby, Absolute Zero (Thirty Tigers)
    TAKE YOU THERE (MISTY)
    Dead & Company 11/17/17 TD Garden, Boston MA
    JACK STRAW
    Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest ’73-’74 (Rhino)
    HERE COMES SUNSHINE (6/26/73)

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

    Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 31 to July 6. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour May 31 to July 6.

    The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The Cap welcomes Larry King, iconic radio and television host and CNN television journalist, on Wednesday, May 15, in an interview with Peter Shapiro, talking about his interviews with Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson, Paul McCartney, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lady Gaga, and Bono, and more. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s, The Capitol Theatre’s venue-within-a-venue. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Also on sale now at The Capitol Theatre is legendary Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra on May 17 and 18! For nearly two decades, Dark Star has been performing sets from the Grateful Dead’s touring history, adapting the music, staging, and equipment to evoke the time period of the show they’re performing. Tickets are available now at the box office or at thecapitoltheatre.com

    Grateful Dead Hour no. 1596

    April 21st, 2019

    Week of April 22, 2019

    Part 1 22:50
    Dead & Company 11/19/17 TD Garden, Boston MA
    HERE COMES SUNSHINE
    Joe Craven and the Sometimers 3/2/19 KPFA Performance Studio, Berkeley CA
    HELP ON THE WAY->
    SLIPKNOT!

    Part 2 32:27
    Grateful Dead 4/17/82 Civic Center, Hartford CT
    SHAKEDOWN STREET->
    LOST SAILOR->
    SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE

    From Gary Lambert: “Due to the ever-growing popularity of Dead & Company, the band and Rhino Records have teamed up to make high-quality audio recordings of entire tours available on major streaming platforms, as well as for purchase via download. The program began earlier this year with the Fall 2017 tour as well as several shows from early 2018 (the first “Playing In The Sand Event” as well as three shows originally scheduled for the fall in New Orleans and Florida, which had to be rescheduled due to John Mayer’s emergency appendectomy). The shows were released in groups of two per week, with selected tracks offered in video form on Dead & Company’s YouTube page. For more information, go to dead.net, and keep an eye out for more tour recordings to be released later this year.”

    Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

    The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The Fab Faux play fan favorites and music from the Beatles solo years at The Cap on Saturday, May 4. On Wednesday, May 15, The Cap welcomes iconic radio and television host Larry King, 2ith stories and behind-the-scenes observations on some of the biggest names in media, politics, and pop culture, interviewed by Peter Shapiro. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s, The Capitol Theatre’s venue-within-a-venue. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Also on sale now at The Capitol Theatre is legendary Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra on May 17 and 18! For nearly two decades, Dark Star has been performing sets from the Grateful Dead’s touring history, adapting the music, staging, and equipment to evoke the time period of the show they’re performing.  Tickets are available now at the box office or at thecapitoltheatre.com.

    Airshow Mastering, putting the finishing touches on new and classic music, including recent releases by the Grateful Dead, Mandolin Orange, Robben Ford and Bill Evans, Keller Williams, Fragile Thunder, and Victor Krummenacher.